Summer writing activities for kids

25 Fun Summer Writing Activities For Kids

I can’t believe my big kids will be out of school in one week! I am ready for the lighter schedule and thankful to be done with the car rider line┬ábut I’m not sure that I’m mentally prepared for my always hungry, loud, energetic tweens to be home 24/7 while I attempt to work with … Read more

Backyard Updates To Brighten Summer Days

Thanks to Kmart for sponsoring this post! The boy’s baseball season is over which means our family is spending a lot more time relaxing at home instead of sitting at the baseball field. I love spending time in the backyard but our space was less than ideal for family time so we stocked up on … Read more

The Ultimate Summer Guide For Families

Summer is my favorite time of year and I’ve written a lot of posts about how to squeeze every last bit of enjoyment out of the season. I figured I’d gather them all up in one place, and then continue to add to the list all year long, for the ultimate Summer guide that will … Read more

List Of Free Things To Do In Chicago This Summer

Traveling to Chicago this summer? It’s possible to make the trip on a budget! Here is a list of FREE things to do in the city and the suburbs. 1) Walk around Navy Pier. Don’t miss the stained glass display! 2) Take a picture in front of “The Bean” 3) Enjoy the weekly fireworks display … Read more

Free Summer Reading Programs For Kids

This list has been updated for Summer 2016 :) Jake learned to read this year and just recently has started reading for the fun of it, as opposed to reading because he has to. This has made my heart so happy. I want to do everything I can to encourage the boys to read over … Read more

20 Fine Motor Activities For Preschoolers

It’s been shown that children lose skills over the summer so I wanted to share 20 activities you can have your preschooler do to help them practice their fine motor skills. Most of these work for other seasons as well so this list can be used year-round. 1) Have them blow bubbles and pop them … Read more

100+ Fun Things To Do This Summer {Our Summer Bucket List}

Summer is my favorite season. I love the sunny, warm weather and all the time spent cooling off with water related activities. If one were to have been with my family last summer though, you would have thought I despised summer since we spent too much of it indoors and I spent a lot of … Read more